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Órgiva’s mural

Órgiva isn’t exactly bursting with statues and art but it does have its very own ceramic mural. It’s in the main square – home to the tourist office that’s never open and bonkers performance shows that no-one seems to understand (the last one we saw featured three actors in scary old people masks, a pram, a cashpoint made of cardboard and a bomb – oh, and some disco dancing thrown in).

The charming mural – in fact several smaller pieces springing from an impressive ‘map’ of the wider area – shows various villages of Las Alpujarras – some remind us of Paul Klee. The montage below features just a few of them.

It was created in 2002 by ceramic artist Diego Pérez Sánchez. He has since moved to the coast.

We think there may be a monthly art fair in Órgiva and will report back soon. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Orgiva ceramic mural montage

Órgiva ceramic mural

Section of Órgiva’s ceramic mural

Orgiva map complete

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